The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Living with Pain Group

The Living with Pain group is based on a holistic model of pain. This means that we understand that your pain affects not just physical functioning, but also the things you do, your thoughts and feelings, and the people you are close to. The Living with Pain group aims to help you manage your symptoms better, so that these have less impact on your life. It aims to help you to engage in the things in life which are important to you.

The Living with Pain group is a group for people with long-term symptoms. There are up to around 12 people in the group. The group format means that you can gain ideas and support from other people who also live with long-term pain. The group is run by the multidisciplinary team from the Leeds Pain Management Service including psychology, physiotherapy, pharmacology, and pain consultants.

During the group sessions we will look at a range of physical, psychological and practical ideas for managing your symptoms and their impact on your life.  The sessions will involve teaching, discussion and practical tasks. These ideas will work best if you put them into practice in your daily life, so we will encourage you to work on these ideas between sessions.

To find out more about our Living with Pain Group please speak to a member of the Leeds Pain Service.

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